A north-east festival to celebrate Doric culture, music, language, storytelling and food and drink is to take over the region for the next month.
Across the Grain is led by Aberdeenshire Council’s cultural services team in partnership with community groups and creatives.
More than 50 activities will be taking place during October in more than 15 communities across Aberdeenshire starting on Monday.
Highlights will include excerpts of Handel’s Messiah being sung in Doric and a community heritage and songwriting project at Buchanhaven Heritage Centre.
For more information on workshops and events taking place see www.facebook.com/creativeaberdeenshire